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Announcement: New CLE Event for NCCP Exam Preparation

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Title: North Carolina Certified Paralegal (NCCP) Exam Preparation Course
Date: Friday, September 5 – Saturday, September 6, 2014
Location: Charlotte School of Law – Charlotte Plaza Building

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Sunday Student Access to the Charlotte Law Library

The Charlotte Law Library is open on Sundays from 8 am – 11pm, and during midterms and final exams 8 am – midnight.

  • The circulation desk is open noon – 9 pm.
  • The reference desk is open noon – 6 pm.

On Sundays, all the entrances to the building are locked. To get in, there is a reader on the wall outside the College Street entrance near the revolving doors. Swipe your card to get into the building.

To leave the building, there is a red button to push on the wall between the two doors on the College Street entrance/exit.

If someone has a problem getting into the building, there is a button to connect to security. These measures are for your safety.

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~Betty Thomas~

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What’s in a Day as a Charlotte Law Librarian?

We are excited to announce that the Charlotte School of Law Library won First Place in the “Best Video” category of the 2014 American Association of Law Libraries 2014 Day in the Life contest!

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In Spring of 2013, in preparation for our impending move to a high-rise in uptown Charlotte, we began a massive book giveaway initiative to rid the collection of redundant materials, free up space, and share these resources with our law students and local legal community. Through this project over thirteen thousand books found loving families, but in the midst of the madness, a few books ended up scampering away that needed to come back home. Enter the Librarians on Patrol – in October, six of our staff, both strong and brave, took a trip in a U-Haul across state lines to find our babies and bring them back so they could be stored, wrapped and transferred to our new library shelves come January 2014.

Featuring: Aaron Greene, Ashley Moye, Brian Trippodo, Cory Lenz, Kim Allman & Minerva Mims

Filmed October 11, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina and Rock Hill, South Carolina

“Addy Will Know” courtesy of SNMNMNM – snmnmnm.bandcamp.com/

~Ashley Moye~

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New Faces in the Library – Meet Mili, Our New Core Operations Student Worker!

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My name is Mili Banerji and I am currently a 3L at Charlotte Law. I was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a double minor in Psychology and Sociology. During my time there, I worked as a face painter [at Tweetsie Railroad] and a ski instructor [at Beech Mountain Resort]. After graduating, I decided to pursue my love for skiing and moved to Park City, Utah, where I worked as a ski instructor [at Deer Valley Resort]. When I am not working or doing schoolwork, I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, and playing with my miniature dachshund.

~Mili Banerji~

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Student Spotlight: Maritza Adonis

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I recently had the opportunity to sit and chat with the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division 4th Circuit Governor, Maritza Adonis, who is a first-year law student here at Charlotte School of Law. Maritza, a Miami, Florida native, graduated from North Carolina State University in 2010 and worked in the Wake County Teen Court before beginning her law school career last fall. In only her first year of law school, Maritza has accomplished so much, both professionally and academically. In addition to her role as the American Bar Association Law Student Division 4th Circuit Governor, Maritza is active in the Black Allied Law Student Association, Counsel for Children’s Rights, Education Legal Society, and Women in Law.  Maritza is also the recipient of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys’ Sarah Parker 2014-2015 Scholarship.

Maritza won the spring vote for the American Bar Association Law Student Division 4th Circuit Governor position by receiving a majority of the votes from the 17 law schools in the American Bar Association Law Student Division 4th Circuit. As Governor, Maritza will be focusing on several different tasks, but some of her main initiatives focuses on the mental health of law students. Maritza believes mental health is a huge issue for law students, and she wants to figure out why students are not seeking help during law school and figure out a way to resolve this issue. One of the ways that Maritza can be a change agent and advocate for law students is by writing American Bar Association resolutions, which are voted on by the American Bar Association and potentially become American Bar Association Rules. Maritza is also hoping that being the American Bar Association Law Student Division 4th Circuit Governor will help to give Charlotte School of Law more national recognition and instill pride in the current students.

Keep a lookout for the major initiatives and moves Maritza has in store for Charlotte School of Law and the entire American Bar Association Law Student Division 4th Circuit.

~Minerva Mims~

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New Library Hours for Summer

sunclockThe Library would like to inform you of upcoming changes in service hours for the summer.  Beginning May 27th, the Library space will be available to you Monday – Friday from 7am to 11pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 11pm, with extended hours to midnight during reading periods and exams.

Reference Desk hours will be:

Monday – Thursday from 9 am – 6 pm

Friday from 9 am to 1 pm

Saturday and Sunday – no reference service

Circulation Desk hours will be:

Monday – Thursday from 8:30 am – 9:30 pm

Friday from 8:30 am – 6 pm

Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday from 12 noon to 9:30 pm

The Library will be closed on May 26th for Memorial Day and on July 4th for Independence Day, as will the entire Charlotte Plaza Building.

These changes have been made in an effort to provide concentrated services to you during the times most needed.  The Summer Hours will be posted on the website and at the Circulation and Reference Desks as well.

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 ~ Julie Morris ~

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Links We Love Weekly Round-Up — April 14, 2014

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Anti-SLAPP Victory in Oregon: Anti-Telemarketing Blog Wins Big with Pro Bono Help

Here’s a hard fact about free speech: vindicating it in American courts takes either money (and lots of it), or lawyers willing to provide pro bono help. Right is right, and law is law, but court is court — and winning in court generally requires competent representation, which is ruinously expensive for normal people. It’s not fair, it’s not right, but it’s true.  Therefore the vitality of the First Amendment depends not just on the law, but on the service of lawyers like Troy Sexton of Motschenbacher & Blattner LLP in Portland, Oregon.

Charlotte School of Law Hosts Clinic for Victims of Beazer Homes

If you bought a home from Beazer Homes between August 2001 and August 2007, you may be eligible for restitution payments.  Charlotte School of Law students will hold a free clinic Saturday, April 26, to help home buyers who were victims of Beazer’s mortgage practices.

Drone Killing Policy Withstands Challenge

The Obama administration’s use of unmanned drones to kill terrorism suspects overseas has withstood its strongest legal challenge — a constitutional lawsuit by the father of a U.S. citizen slain by a missile strike in Yemen nearly three years ago.  The case was dismissed on Friday in a forty-one-page decision by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Rosemary M. Collyer.  Her ruling can be appealed.

N.C. Sen. Dan Clodfelter Named Charlotte Mayor

State Sen. Dan Clodfelter was named mayor of Charlotte Monday night, replacing Patrick Cannon, who resigned nearly two weeks ago after his arrest on federal corruption charges.

ABA Survey Finds 10% of Lawyers Have Blogs: I’m Not Buying It

LexisNexis’ Frank Strong (@Frank_Strong), reporting from last week’s ABA TechShow shares that per an ABA Technology Survey, 10% of lawyers have blogs.  The survey goes further in finding that 27% of law firms have legal blogs.  On first glance I liked those numbers. That would be a heck of a lot of lawyers providing insight and commentary on the law.  But you need to take a step back and take a critical look.

Thom Tillis Gets Cash Boost in North Carolina Senate Fight

Thom Tillis, one of the Republicans running against Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina, raised $1.3 million in the first three months of the year, according to a person familiar with his totals.  The first-quarter fundraising haul – his best since entering the race last spring – comes as congressional Republicans rally around Mr. Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, ahead of a crowded May 6 primary.

61% of US Adults Don’t Keep Track of Their Money

In case you didn’t mark it on your calendar, April is Financial Literacy Month.  That’s 30 days dedicated to educating consumers about the contents of their wallets, spearheaded by nonprofit credit counseling agency Money Management International.  And why do we need an entire month of learning? A survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling gives us a clue.

Lawyer iPhone and iPad Accessories

One of my favorite parts of ABA TECHSHOW a few weeks ago was a presentation that Ben Stevens and I gave on March 27, 2014 called iGadgets and iGear for the iLawyer.  In that session, Ben and I talked about and showed off some of our favorite iPhone and iPad accessories.

Happy Birthday, Maya Angelou: The Beloved Author Recites Her Poem “Phenomenal Woman”

From her extraordinary autobiographies to her beautiful essays to her lesser-known children’s verses, Angelou has served as an inspiration to generations. To generations of women in particular, her poem “Phenomenal Woman,” found in the sublime and soul-lifting 1978 poetry volume And Still I Rise (public library), became an anthem of empowerment, and nowhere does it come to life more beautifully than as it pours out from Angelou’s own lips, who recites her iconic poem in this rare recording…

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